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hayseed

[ hey-seed ]
/ ˈheɪˌsid /
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noun

grass seed, especially that shaken out of hay.
small bits of the chaff, straw, etc., of hay.
an unsophisticated person from a rural area; yokel; hick.

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Origin of hayseed

First recorded in 1570–80; hay + seed
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British Dictionary definitions for hayseed

hayseed
/ (ˈheɪˌsiːd) /

noun

seeds or fragments of grass or straw
US and Canadian informal, derogatory a yokel
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